Social media is in upheaval. Elon Musk has made a deal to buy Twitter, there’s wide speculation about what he’ll do with the site, and right-wing social sites are waiting to see the effect it will all have on their users. Donald Trump’s own site, Truth Social, is still struggling to get off the ground.
Trump has already announced that he won’t return to Twitter even if Musk invites him back on the platform, as so many conservatives have expressed hope that the new owner will do, but he also reportedly hasn’t been posting at all on Truth Social. Instead, his missives are sent out on his own website, and by his spokesperson Liz Harrington’s Twitter account.
Still, Devin Nunes, who resigned from Congress and joined Trump to work on the social site, seems pretty desperate to get someonebetter engagement than Twitter. Here he is urging Fox News hosts to post, and pleading particularly with Steve Doocy to open the app and activate his account.
TRUTH Social CEO Devin Nunes pleads with FOX hosts to post more on the platform:
“You need to send some Truths out if you wanna get more followers … Doocy … he’s gotta turn his phone on and click on the app.” pic.twitter.com/J3nPKiNh11
— The Recount (@therecount) April 26, 2022
“We’re very excited that you’re on Truth, you’re getting followers very quickly, butyou need to send some truths if you want to get more followers…Brian, You’re on Truth, we need you to Truth, but Doocy, I gotta talk to him. He’s gotta turn his phone on and click on the app. He’s been let in. Either that or he may be a bot, we’re trying to keep the bots off…”
Regardless of whether Steve Doocy’s Truth Social account is bot-created, according to reports, the site has been plagued with them so far.
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